Rosemary Taylor Booher

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Rosemary Taylor Booher, daughter of the late Maria and Harry K. Taylor, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Lexington, Ky.
She was born in Havana, Cuba in 1915, where her father managed sugarcane plantations. In her mid-teens, the family returned to her father's hometown of Cynthiana, Ky. She married Jonathan G. Booher in 1939 and lived in Washington D.C. for 38 years. He preceded her in death, along with her brothers, William K. Taylor, Harry T. Taylor and John L. Taylor.
She graduated in 1934 from the Academy of Sacred Heart in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the University of Kentucky in 1938, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, attended Washington University in Washington, DC., taught Spanish at Georgetown College, Ky., worked for the Library of Congress, and the State Department as a translator.
She retired from the National Geographic Society in Washington DC as a Photo Librarian with 18 years of service, she and her husband Jonathan retired to Robersonville, N.C. and then to Lexington, Ky., was a member of the DAR, Woman's Club of Lexington, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association, and the Donovan Scholars.
She is survived by three generations of Taylor and Booher nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends across the country.
Cremains will be interred at Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, and Pythian Grove Cemetery, Berry, Ky. There will be a private family memorial gathering at a later date. Milward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Lexington Humane Society, Volunteers of America, or the .
Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on May 22, 2014
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